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Stoke Newington 1935

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stoke Newington, The Metropolitan Borough]

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The Ranyard District Nurses are :—
Miss Ashton, 70, Park Lane, N.16.
Miss Howell, 151, Church Street, N.16.
Miss Sweet, 151, Church Street, N.16.
Necessitous cases receive free attention, but in other cases a
fee, in aid of the Mission funds, is charged according to means.
The Nurses' work for 1935 includes :—
Number of visits paid, 14,716 ; of these, 3,785 were in the
South Hornsey Ward.
Cases treated 477, of these 166 were in the South Hornsey

Children visited :—

Under 5.Of School Age.
After Tonsillectomy2848
Other cases3111

(b) For Infectious Diseases.—No provision has been made
for the home nursing of such cases. During prevalence of such
diseases as Measles and Whooping Cough the Council's Health
Visitors give advice and assistance and the services of an additional
Health Visitor may be called upon if required.
At times, when the available accommodation in the hospitals
for cases of either Measles or Scarlet Fever is insufficient to permit
of the reception of all cases of those diseases, it is necessary for
application to be made to the Medical Officer of Health, who selects
those cases which in his opinion should be admitted to hospital.